Ignatian Solidarity Network Nominated for People’s Choice at the Human Rights Awards
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The Ignatian Solidarity Network has been nominated, and is currently competing for, the People’s Choice Award at the 10th Annual Human Rights Awards. Read their nomination below, and then take a few minutes to vote for ISN! Voting ends March 19th.
Since their inception in 2004, the Ignatian Solidarity Network has animated bold action for social justice and solidarity among individuals and institutions across the country on issues including immigration reform grounded in human dignity, human rights in Latin America, and environmental justice.
ISN is a national organization that promotes social justice leadership and advocacy among students, alumni, and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools, parishes, and ministries. Their work is grounded in the mission and martyrdom of the six Jesuit priests and their two companions murdered in El Salvador in 1989.
In November 2011, ISN’s Ignatian Family Teach-In Advocacy Day empowered 800+ individuals to converge on Capitol Hill and advocate for the DREAM Act, the closing of the Western Hemisphere Institution for Security Cooperation (former School of the Americas), and a greater emphasis on humanitarian support to Latin American countries rather than military funding.
ISN strives to create a community of empowered individuals committed to life-long solidarity and action for justice. Learn more about ISN at: http://bit.ly/I-S-N
Global Exchange’s Human Rights Awards are grounded in our commitment to ensuring that the rights outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are respected and upheld by our world’s governments and private institutions. Since our founding in 1988, we have partnered with individuals and organizations throughout the world to educate people about threats to political, economic, social and environmental justice and to activate individuals and communities to confront these problems effectively. With these annual awards, Global Exchange recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations defending human rights in their own countries and around the world.